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12 Best Pyromancer Weapons in Dark Souls 3

12 Best Pyromancer Weapons in Dark Souls 3

Dark Souls 3 is full of all types of weapons. From Staffs to Maces, there is soo much room for experimentation when it comes to builds. One major build that most people really haven’t tried as much as others are the Pyromancer. Not only do you get access to Pyromancy weapons, but it also allows you to mix and match all types of weapons with the build.

We have made a list of 12 different weapons that are great for Pyromancer builds. These include Pyromancer Catalysts, Melee weapons, and even some Mage weapons for even more customization. Every single weapon on this list can be used as a Pyromancer and we would encourage you to try them out for yourself.

Every weapon on this list can be good if you build it correctly. You will need to have the correct Infusion on the weapon to get the most out of it, but you don’t necessarily have to Infuse it to use it. You need to experiment with Infusions, but keep in mind that you don’t have an unlimited amount of Infusions. Look at the stats and what it does for each weapon.

Best Pyromancy Weapons

As we said before, there are a varied number of weapons on this list. The first couple are some Pyromancer Catalysts that we would recommend to anyone that is a Pyromancer. The middle bunch are melee weapons to use as a backup to your Pyromancies. The final few are Mage weapons that are optional if you want to mix Pyromancies with Sorceries or Incantations.

We aren’t going to tell you exactly what you need to do for each weapon to make it amazing, we will let you research the individual weapon and find out for yourself. We are just giving you a list of all the best weapons to use as a Pyromancer. These have great scaling and work really well with the Pyro stats you most likely have already.

Related: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Pyromancy

Here are the 12 best Pyromancy weapons in Dark Souls 3:

1. Pyromancer’s Parting Flame

The pyromancy flame of Livid Pyromancer Dunnel that attracts the echoes of death. When Dunnel lost his hideous spouse, he gave his own pyromancy flame as an offering, which transformed into a parting flame. Not long after, Dunnel became a mad spirit, cursed to wander the lands. Release store of death echoes to gain a modest dose of Estus.

Location: Past the Snowy Mountain Pass bonfire in the Painted World of Ariandel, on the bottom floor of the crypt with the giant flies. There is a fly facing an illusory wall on the top floor which will lead to the bottom floor. From here, proceed to the right side of the room to a walled-up doorway. This is another illusory wall. Proceed through here until you reach the outside area with giant roots where a body has the item.

This is the first weapon on the list and people consider it to be the best Catalyst in the game. If you solely want to use it for Pyromancies, this is your best option. It is a DLC weapon though so if you don’t have the DLC, you can’t get this item. The base game’s Catalysts aren’t the best options, but if you don’t have access to this one, those are your only option.

The scaling and damage output on this thing is actually some of the best in the game. There are a bunch of upgrades you will need to make on it, but otherwise, it is one of the best Catalysts in the game for what you need it for. By the time you get it, you will probably have enough materials to upgrade it all the way.

2. Demon’s Scar

This chaotic thing, the last flame kindled by a demon prince, is shaped like the claw marks of a demon. It is both a fiery bladed weapon, and pyromancy flame. Spin to stoke a fierce chaos flame, and use momentum to transition into a spinning strong attack, creating a short-lived lava pool.

Location: Obtained through Transposing the Soul of the Demon Prince with Ludleth.

This is another DLC Catalyst, but it is on par with the previous one. Not only does it act as a Catalyst, but you can also use it as a melee weapon. It is by far one of the coolest weapons in the game because of its multiple uses. It has a skill where you spin with the actual weapon and deals a ton of damage to any enemy you are fighting.

It even leaves a lava pool on the ground for a short time after and that will just deal extra damage to any enemy inside it. It has great scaling and works very well by itself. If you really want to, you can just use this weapon alone and you won’t have much trouble with most enemies since it has multiple uses.

3. Falchion

Standard curved sword and widely-used slashing weapon. The falchion’s flesh-rending slash attacks are greatly compromised against armor and tough scale-covered hides. Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, and continue spinning to transition into strong attack.

Location: Dropped by Falchion skeletons in the Catacombs of Carthus.

If you are a Souls game fan, you probably know this weapon. It has been in every single Dark Souls game and has also been in other games like it, but with a different name. It is not a very unique weapon, but it is very noticeable for its damage and speed. It is a great weapon to have in your main hand while having either of the previous Catalysts in your left.

It does well with most Infusions, but you can pretty much make it work however you create your build. It is by far one of our favorite weapons to use and most other Dark Souls players have this opinion as well. If you have the Falchion, give it a try. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to use it. Not every weapon is made for everyone.

4. Thrall Axe

Small hand axe used by Lothric slaves. A cunning weapon for a cunning lot, this axe is quick and deadly. Instantly step behind or around the side of foes. Especially effective when locked on to target.

Location: Drops from Hollow Slaves in Undead Settlement, Cathedral of the Deep, or Grand Archives.

This Axe is relatively easy to get. It is not found on a dead body, but you do need to farm for it. It is not the rarest weapon, but it definitely is a very unique one. It has a skill that allows for a quicker backstep if you use backstepping a lot. You will need to get away from your enemy quickly if you are using a Pyromancer build.

There are plenty of other Axes, but this one, in particular, has some insanely good scaling. If you want to know what works best with this weapon, make sure to look at the wikis to see exactly what the best scaling for your build is. It isn’t that confusing, but for a new player, it can be.

5. Flamberge

Greatsword with an undulating blade. The blade, resembling flame, was crafted to mutilate flesh and induce bleeding. While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe’s guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.

Location: Rare drop from Flamberge-wielding Hollow Slaves in Undead Settlement, Cathedral of the Deep, and Grand Archives

This is another weapon that isn’t found on the ground. You need to farm the Hollow Slaves in a few specific places to be able to get this thing. It is actually a very good sword. It is a Greatsword so make sure you know what you are doing when using it. Two-handing is always better with weapons so make sure you know how to swap back and forth.

If you want to two-hand this weapon with a Catalyst, you will either have to deal with it being one-handed or get used to swapping back and forth between the one or two-hand stances. If you don’t like swapping, then Greatswords probably isn’t a good choice for you as a Pyromancer.

6. Zweihander

Ultra greatsword with a large, long blade. Wielded with two hands, yet still requiring great strength due to its weight. Execute powerful attacks that take advantage of its weight, or utilize its sharp blade in thrust attacks. Use one’s weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with strong attack for an upward slash.

Location: Sold by Greirat of the Undead Settlement or by Shrine Handmaid after giving her Greirat’s ashes for 6000 souls after he is sent to scavenge the Undead Settlement.

Just like the Falchion before, the Zweihander is by far one of the most used Greatswords in the Dark Souls games. It was in all three and is based on a massive real-life version of the Zweihander weapon. If you have never seen a real one, look up some images, they are absolutely massive. It is actually extremely easy to get.

Keep in mind that it is a Greatsword. As we said before, Greatswords are for specific people who want a complicated build, if you are going to be swapping back and forth. Always be ready because it is a decently slow weapon. Make sure you take advantage of those Pyromancies with this weapon.

7. Witch’s Locks

A whip fashioned from the black hair of a daughter of the Witch of Izalith, creator of the Flame of Chaos. The long, shining locks woven together to create this whip are imbued with the essence of fire, which can be channeled through the use of its skill. Temporarily coat the whip in fire, the self-same fire as that which consumed the Witch herself, it is said.

Location: Found inside a chest in a secret room behind a bookcase in Grand Archives. There is a lever you must pull in the same room.

This is probably the most unique weapon on this list because it is the only whip we included. It is found within the Grand Archives where a lot of the weapons on this list are found. It is actually pretty easy to find as long as you are comfortable exploring in that area. It is a whip so we don’t really need to explain what it is.

It has insanely long reaches and is probably a great choice if you don’t want to get too close to your enemy. It also has a skill that turns the whip into a flame whip. This is amazing since you already have a pretty big FP bar since you need it for Pyromancies. It is definitely a weapon you should try out.

8. Onyx Blade

Elfriede, the eldest amongst her sisters and leader of the Sable Church, bestowed this sword to her knight. Only, the sword was a farewell gift, and acceptance signified the knight’s resignation from Elfriede’s service. Enwreath blade with blackflame, born of the similarly-hued flame that smolders within her.

Location: Dropped by Sir Vilhelm in the Painted World of Ariandel.

This weapon is probably one of the coolest looking swords in all of Dark Souls 3. A lot of swords in Elden Ring were spin-offs of this weapon and many others. It deals Dark damage which makes it the perfect choice to use with a Pyromancer. As a Pyro, you use Dark Magic anyways. It is not too big and makes for the perfect combo of Pyro and Melee.

It has some insanely good scaling and if you like swords, this one looks absolutely amazing in-game. It will truly make your Pyromancer one of the best in the game, especially if you pair it with the Parting Flame from the beginning of this list.

9. Izalith Staff

Ancient catalyst of the Witch of Izalith and her daughters, used long before the dawn of chaos and of pyromancy. With the birth of the Chaos Flame, the flame witches were at once both sorcerers and shamans. Faith adjusts the power of sorceries cast using this catalyst, and the staff also seems to boost the power of dark sorceries. Boost the strength of sorceries for a very short period. Works while equipped in either hand.

Location: Looted from a corpse that is found behind 2 illusory walls at Smouldering Lake in the tunnel with the large rat.

If you want a mix of Pyromancy and Mage builds, this is the Staff you want. You will definitely need a ton of attribute points in your FP bar so make sure you are prepared for that. If you aren’t big into Sorceries or Incantations, these last four weapons all deal with those. This has some great scaling for both Sorceries and Pyromancies since it uses the same attributes for damage output.

You can place either your Catalyst in one hand or the other, just put the one weapon you want to prioritize into your right hand. This will make it easier to use your better weapon whenever you need it. Also, remember to reallocate some Ashen Estus Flasks so you don’t run out of FP too early.

10. Crystal Chime

A sacred chime, once the possession of Gertrude, the Heavenly Daughter, and defiled by the scholars of the Grand Archives. The power of crystals granted the scholars a degree of success. In this case, their work enabled this chime to be suitable for casting both miracles and sorceries. Recovers HP for a period of time, albeit extremely slowly. Works while equipped in either hand.

Location: Looted from Grand Archives, in a room behind the spear knight in the same area as the first wax pool.

The Chimes in Dark Souls 3 are multi-use. You can cast both Sorceries and Miracles from them. This one is insanely good because it actually recovers HP while you are using it. It isn’t the fastest, but it does help if you don’t want to use that extra Flask when you don’t need to. It has pretty low usage stats so you don’t have to worry about waiting till the end of your playthrough to use it.

Make sure you have plenty of FP so that you basically never run out. The only downside to using FP solely as your weapon is that you will eventually run out. Yes, melee weapons will break after a while, but it is not nearly as bad as the Dark Souls 2 durability. Make sure you prioritize the FP bar so that you don’t run into any issues.

11. Caitha’s Chime

Sacred chime blessed by Caitha, goddess of tears. Rare even amongst Carim clerics. Affected by intelligence, a rare thing for miracle catalysts, and also agreeable with miracles that lean towards the Dark. Its existence is concealed in the name of the Archbishop, as it is anathema. Recovers HP for a period of time, albeit extremely slowly. Works while equipped in either hand.

Location: It is found in Lothric Castle before the Dragonslayer Armor fight. Backtrack and go into the room with a ton of enemies. It is found on a small section of the roof below the balcony in the large room.

Most of the weapons on this list can be found around the Dragonslayer Armor boss fight. This one is a bit tricky to find though. If you didn’t understand what we meant in the location spot, you need to backtrack into the large room with the knights. Drop down off the balcony and make your way backward. You will then see a porch area and the weapon will be on a dead body nearby.

It works very similarly to the previous Chime, but it works a bit differently. The only downside is that you can’t use Sorceries from it, only Miracles. It is totally up to you which one you want specifically in your build. You might like this one better or vice versa. Just make sure you look at the stats to figure out which one works best for you.

12. Sunless Talisman

Talisman given to the knights of the Sunless Realm, who serve the nameless moon. Scales with intelligence, which is rare for a miracle catalyst, but makes it compatible with Dark. In this Sunless Realm, this fact is related first as an initial warning. Temporarily increases poise while casting miracles, preventing enemy attacks from interrupting prayer. Works while equipped in either hand.

Location: Obtained at the end of Sirris’ quest line or after killing her.

This is a weapon that you get after a long and tedious side quest. You must finish Sirris’ questline before you can get this thing. It is very difficult to get, but it is an amazing weapon to use near endgame and into NG+. Not only does it do well with casting Miracles, but it also increases your Poise while you are casting.

What this means is that you will not be interrupted when casting. You will take the damage, but you will get the cast out in time to dodge away again. It is an insanely good Talisman and is totally worth going through the trouble to get it. If you are wondering how to do the side quest, look it up on the wikis. It is very confusing.

All these weapons on this list are obviously for different builds. We gave you a few really good Pyromancer Catalysts, melee weapons, and even Mage weapons that you can use with your Pyromancer class. Just make sure you know what you are doing when equipping each one so that you aren’t making the game harder on yourself.